Category Archive: Art

Sherkin Island community art exhibition

Despite the challenges of Covid19,  I am delighted to report that Sherkin Island’s annual community art exhibition has gone ahead and is currently running until 23rd August. On in the Community Hall on… Continue reading

Heading West at Cork Airport

  The ebb and flow of arrivals and departures at Cork Airport are echoing the beautiful seascapes by Sherkin Island artist, Jo Ashby. Her solo exhibition, ‘Heading West’ is currently showing at Cork… Continue reading

Paintbrush meet lens

Robbie Murphy, a Sherkin Island photographer and oyster farmer, and Jo Ashby, artist, are holding a joint exhibition in the Community Hall on Sherkin Island from 28th July – 10th August 2018. The… Continue reading

Sherkin Island’s ‘Samdradh le cheile’ exhibition

  I discovered a new word the other day via a Tweet by the wonderful Robert MacFarlane. His word of the day was “sielunmaisema” – literally meaning ‘soul-landscape’, ‘soul-scene’; a particular place that… Continue reading

An island, a community, an exhibition

Sherkin Island artists, photographers, musicians and craftworkers are preparing for the islands’ annual community exhibition. Part of West Cork Islands Festival, the exhibition ‘Samhradh Le Cheile’ (Summer Together) opens in the Community Hall… Continue reading

Weekly photo challenge: collage

Sherkin Island’s Community Hall has been transformed into a sensory experience of vibrant colour and sound with Tara O’Donoghue’s second annual solo show, ‘The Elephant in the Room’. Tara is a collage artist… Continue reading

Two distant views

I have been drawn out of blogging hibernation. So, with a big yawn and a stretch, I bring you a story from Sherkin Island. Two island artists, Jo Ashby and Majella O’Neill Collins,… Continue reading

Pop into the Pop Up

Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant

This week Jen invites us to ‘wash the web with a rainbow of colours to keep the winter gloom at bay’.  As a reminder that there’ll be sunny days ahead (Momma Patsy said), the image I am… Continue reading

Two views

Two artists from Sherkin Island will hold a joint exhibition of paintings at the Community Hall on Sherkin Island from Saturday 9th August until Saturday 22nd August. ‘Two Views’, opening at 2:30pm on… Continue reading